Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 4 February, 2014

Greetings.On Tuesday 4 Meta House presents a selection of the best of Interfilm Berlin, one of the world’s most important short film festivals, introduced by festival director Heinz Hermanns. Then on Wednesday 5, Hermanns presents the short film series Confrontations 2013: renowned directors from more than 10 countries focus on social injustice, intolerance, violence, war and exploitation. Both nights start at 7 pm, and screenings will be followed by Q&A.
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On Thursday 6 and Friday 7, a French play, Inventaires, will be presented by l’Atelier Théâtre, at the Phnom Penh International Institute of the Arts (#134A, St 51).  Performances start at 7 pm.  “Three women relate their life through three objects meaningful to each one of them; three women who are amazed that one can be interested in their life,  playing with words and try to get their memories in order.”

On Friday 7 Chinese House presents the opening of El Campo by Martin Bandzak, a photographic journey into the lives of the Subtiava community in Nicaragua. Proceeds from photo sales and drinks will go towards MAGNA, for the aid to people in need. The artist will be present. From 7 pm.
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On Saturday 8 at 3.30 pm and 6 pm, the Phnom Penh International Institute of the Arts (#134A, St 51) is hosting two chamber music concerts and an art exhibition for the World Mission for Leprosy. Ticket price $5. Contact 012 255 174 (Khmer) or 017 437 005 (English/Korean).
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On Saturday 8 at Meta House, artists Ernst Altmann and filmmaker Bjela Proßowsky introduce their participatory art project How to talk to dragons, combining video/photo, performance and installations to explore the different images of dragons in Asia and Europe. The night will include the staging of shadow-puppetry-play JMOM, set in Berlin. From 7 pm.
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This weekend it’s Battambang’s turn to host Our City Festival (Art, Architecture & Ideas), with a variety of exhibitions, tours, workshops and screenings. Check the website for details.
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The announcement came this week that the second Memory Film Festival will be held in Phnom Penh from May 31 to June 8 this year. More than 50 heritage films will be screened, from around the world, on the theme of laughter. Sounds like a hoot….

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In brief: new and returning…
Tuesday 4, 7 pm, Meta House presents a selection from Interfilm Berlin, introduced by festival director Heinz Hermanns. Screenings followed by Q&A.
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Wednesday 5, 7 pm, Heinz Hermanns presents the short film series Confrontations 2013. Screenings followed by Q&A.
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Thursday 6 and Friday 7, Inventaires, by l’Atelier Théâtre, at the Phnom Penh International Institute of the Arts (#134A, St 51).  Performances, in French, start at 7 pm.

Friday 7, from 7 pm, Chinese House presents the opening of El Campo by Martin Bandzak, a photographic journey into the lives of the Subtiava community in Nicaragua.
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Saturday 8 at 3.30 pm and 6 pm, the Phnom Penh International Institute of the Arts (#134A, St 51) is hosting two chamber music concerts and an art exhibition. Ticket price $5. Contact 012 255 174 (Khmer) or 017 437 005 (English/Korean).
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Saturday 8, 7 pm, at Meta House, artists Ernst Altmann and filmmaker Bjela Proßowsky introduce their participatory art project How to talk to dragons, and shadow-puppetry-play JMOM, set in Berlin.
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Friday 7 to Sunday 9, Battambang hosts Our City Festival (Art, Architecture & Ideas), with a variety of exhibitions, tours, workshops and screenings. Check the website for details.
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Ongoing….

Interpretations, exhibition of paintings by Polish born Phnom Penh resident Adrianna Snochowska, at Insider Gallery at the InterContinental Phnom Penh. Until February 8.
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Family Portraits, organised by Jorng Jam, at Bophana Centre (St 200, between St 63 and Monivong). Film, photography and mixed media discover the stories of people living in Phnom Penh during the Golden Age. Until February 8
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Phnom Penh Painter, a retrospective exhibition of the paintings of Svay Ken (1933-2008), marking the fifth anniversary of his death. At Meta House. Until February 9
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Sammaki Gallery in Battambang (#87, St 2.5) is hosting Family, a selection of artworks by graduating students from Phare Ponleu Selpak Visual Arts School. Until February 17.
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In Siem Reap, McDermott Gallery Old Market has a new exhibition of lacquer pieces, Situations by Lim Muy Theam, capturing moments in the lives of Cambodians. Runs until February 28.
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In Battambang, Lotus Gallery, on St 2.5, presents the The darkness of the countryside, an exhibition by Battambang artists Nget Chanpenh and Hour Seyha. Runs until March.

Phnom Penh: Rescue Archeology, a group exhibition featuring video and a reading station, at SaSaBassac (second floor, #18 Sothearos, near St 178). Artists involved include Amy Lee Sanford, Khvay Samnang, Lim Sokchanlina, Sok Chanrado, Svay Sareth, Than Sok and Tith Kanith. Until March 15
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New Leaf Book Cafe in Siem Reap, has a continuous exhibition for Small Art School, featuring the work of young aspiring Cambodian artists.
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Elegy: Reflections on Angkor by John McDermott. The award-winning American photographer maintains his strong presence on the Siem Reap art scene with his mesmerizing monochromatic fine art images of Angkor taken between 1995-2009. Now exhibiting in three McDermott Galleries located in the Old Market Area, FCC Angkor Complex and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor.
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Plae Pakaa, a program of 3 rotating performances of Cambodian traditional arts at the National Museum of Phnom Penh. A Cambodian Living Arts production. Every Friday and Saturday, 7 pm (May to September); Monday to Saturday, 7 pm (October to April).
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Phare Ponleu Selpak, the famous Cambodian circus school offers nightly performances in both Siem Reap and Battambang, on a rolling cycle of different works.
In Siem Reap: at 7.30 pm under the big top in Siem Reap, behind the Angkor National Museum, in front of Angkor Century Hotel.
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In Battambang: visual arts exhibition from 6.15 pm then circus show at 7 pm.
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DanceWorldCambodia offers classes in lyrical contemporary, commercial jazz and pop, hip hop and breakdance. Hotel Cambodiana Studio (via Physique Gym club reception). For more details contact dance@danceworldcambodia.com
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